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CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many sma
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future worthy of his sacrifice. >> president obama will travel to south africa for services for mandela and is expected to be one of many world leaders asked to eulogize the political prisoner who became president. >> colin powell witnessed an historic moment when mandela was sworn in. mandela's leadership that day set his country on a path to unity and inspired the world. the former secretary of
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. this cold snap could destroy half of this year's crop. >>> in washington, president barack obama is laying out the priorities for the rest of his term. high on the list an increase in minimum wage. >> the president challenged americans to help low income americans. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time making sure our economy works for every working american. the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is race. that gap is growing. so if we're going to take on growing inequality and improve upper mobility for all people, we've got to move beyond the false notion this is an issue exclusively of minority concern. >> good morning major garrett at white house. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah, viewers out west. he gave the speech of what he believes an obsession republicans have to prosperity. the white house disagrees on this issue coming front and center in the next couple of weeks. congressional negotiator democrats and republicans on capitol hill are trying to figure out a way to avoid the second round of acr
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to president barack obama and open congress. it's signed by eight companies. tech firms want world governments to limit spying online and make surveyillance programs transparent. >>> the first successful budget agreement in two years, reports say would repeal automatic spending cuts and reduce spending of federal agencies to $1 trillion over two fiscal years. >> chuck hagelle visited pakistan today to meet with leaders to talk about u.s. drones. he's the first pentagon chief to visit in four years. in sunday hagel was in afghanistan and told cbs news u.s. forces could pull out of afghanistan at the end of 2014 if the security agreement is not signed. margaret asked if that's a real possibility. >> isn't that an american retreat? >> use any term you want retreat or not renewing our efforts here post 2014. you can say it any way you want. what i'm saying is unless we have the security of an agreement to protect our forces then we'll have no choice. we will not be able to stay. >> we're going ask senator mccain about that in a moment. hagel is on his way to s
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